Special Agent Oso

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Special Agent Oso
Special Agent Oso Title Card.jpg
Opening title logo
Voices ofSean Astin
Meghan Strange
Gary Anthony Williams
Phill Lewis
Amber Hood
Cam Clarke
Theme music composerFord Riley
Country of originUnited States
United Kingdom
Canada
New Zealand
Australia
Mexico
Peru
Argentina
Original language(s)English
Spanish
No. of series2
No. of episodes61 (List of episodes)
Production
Running time12 minutes
Production company(s)Walt Disney Television Animation
Broadcast
Original channelDisney Channel
Playhouse Disney (2009-2011)
Disney Junior
Picture format480i (4:3 SDTV)
1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Audio formatStereo
First shown inUnited States
Original runApril 4, 2009 (2009-04-04) – present (present)
External links
Official website
 
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Special Agent Oso
Special Agent Oso Title Card.jpg
Opening title logo
Voices ofSean Astin
Meghan Strange
Gary Anthony Williams
Phill Lewis
Amber Hood
Cam Clarke
Theme music composerFord Riley
Country of originUnited States
United Kingdom
Canada
New Zealand
Australia
Mexico
Peru
Argentina
Original language(s)English
Spanish
No. of series2
No. of episodes61 (List of episodes)
Production
Running time12 minutes
Production company(s)Walt Disney Television Animation
Broadcast
Original channelDisney Channel
Playhouse Disney (2009-2011)
Disney Junior
Picture format480i (4:3 SDTV)
1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Audio formatStereo
First shown inUnited States
Original runApril 4, 2009 (2009-04-04) – present (present)
External links
Official website

Special Agent Oso is an American CGI-animated series for pre-school audiences series created by Ford Riley. [1] The series premiered on April 4, 2009 as part of Disney Channel's Playhouse Disney block, and was one of the charter series that was part of the replacement Disney Junior block which started on February 11, 2011, and later, the Disney Junior channel.[2]

Cast and Characters[edit]

Character's nameVoiced by in the English versionCharacter description
Special Agent OsoSean AstinThe colorful special agent teddy bear who predominantly works on helping children perform tasks such as blowing bubbles, making a card or cleaning their rooms; he is the main character of the series. His name 'oso' is Spanish for 'bear'. He and his friends work for U.N.I.Q.U.E. (The United Network for the Investigation of Quite Usual Events).[3]

The show was designed for encouraging and educational purposes.

Paw PilotMeghan StrangeOso's computerized assistant who guides Oso through the "three special steps" he needs to accomplish his current mission. Her name is a reference to the Palm Pilot series of handheld computers.
Mr. DosGary Anthony WilliamsOso's boss, a mysterious figure that assigns Oso missions. Mr. Dos is never actually seen; only his voice is heard on Oso's watch-communicator.
Special Agent WolfiePhill LewisA blue stuffed wolf; one of the special agent animals that regularly oversee Oso's training.
Special Agent DottyAmber HoodA spotted orange stuffed cat with a Southern accent; the other special agent animal that regularly oversees Oso's training. It's hinted that she may have feelings for Oso.[citation needed]
Professor BuffoBrad Garrett, later voiced by Jess HarnellA slightly clumsy and excitable Italian-speaking buffalo who is the inventor of Oso's gadgets. Introduced in the Season 2 episode, "From China with Love".
Special Agent MusaN/AA silent, dark brown squirrel ninja, the "master of stealth and speed." Introduced in the Season 2 episode, "Table Manners are Forever".
Whirly BirdCam ClarkeOso's talking bird-shaped autogyro, who takes Oso to wherever someone needs help. He doesn't hear very well and often misunderstands what Oso tells him, which usually leads to Oso's ejection at inopportune moments and places.
R.R. RapideCam ClarkeOso's French-speaking train. Though his French accent would suggest a TGV, he is likely a reference to the Fastech 360, based on his shape and retractable speedbrake ears.
ShutterbugN/AA ladybug-shaped robotic camera, who keeps an eye out for children who need help. She doesn't speak. Appears only in the English and Russian versions.

Guest Voices[edit]

Additional Voices[edit]

Guest stars[edit]

Components[edit]

Each episode is composed of four components:

Episodes[edit]

The show has 62 episodes; 24 in the first season and 38 in the second. The episode names are usually references to the names of James Bond films, such as Three Wheels Are Not Enough and The Boy with the Golden Gift. The first two seasons contain at least one episode title that parodies all 24 of the existing Bond films with the exception of "Skyfall" which was released after Season 2 was originally concluded. Some episode titles also parody the Carly Simon song "Nobody Does it Better" which is the popular theme song to The Spy Who Loved Me.

Three Healthy Steps[edit]

Special Agent Oso: Three Healthy Steps is a short series that airs in the United States and the United Kingdom during the Disney Junior programming block. It encourages children to use "three healthy steps" regarding eating, being heathly and exercising.

Characters that are featured in the short series are Special Agent Oso, Paw Pilot, Special Agent Wolfie, Special Agent Dotty, and Professor Buffo.

Broadcast[edit]

Country / RegionChannelTitle
 United StatesDisney JuniorSpecial Agent Oso (English), Oso: Agente Especial (Spanish)
 United KingdomDisney JuniorSpecial Agent Oso
 IrelandDisney JuniorSpecial Agent Oso
 TurkeyDisney JuniorÖzel Ajan Oso
 BulgariaDisney JuniorСпециален агент Осо
MexicoArgentinaPeru Latin AmericaDisney JuniorOso: Agente Especial
 BrazilAgente Especial Urso
 Southeast AsiaPlayhouse DisneySpecial Agent Oso
 PolandDisney Channel's Playhouse DisneyAgent Specjalny OSO
 South KoreaPlayhouse Disney특수요원 오소
DenmarkSwedenNorwayFinland ScandinaviaPlayhouse DisneySpecial-agent OSO, Erikoisagentti Oso (Finnish)
 Arab LeagueDisney Channel's Playhouse Disney Morningالعميل السري أوسو
 South AfricaDisney Channel's Playhouse Disneyspecial agent OSO
 PortugalDisney Channel's Playhouse DisneyAgente Especial Oso
 SpainPlayhouse Disney
 FrancePlayhouse DisneyAgent Special OSO
 ItalyPlayhouse Disney
Rai Due
Agente Speciale OSO
 GreeceET1
Disney Channel's Disney Junior
Ειδικός Πράκτορας ΟΣΟ
 JapanDisney Channel's Disney Juniorきんきゅうしゅつどう隊 OSO
 IndiaDisney Channel's Disney JuniorSpecial Agent Oso
 The NetherlandsPlayhouse DisneySpecial Agent Oso
 GermanyPlayhouse Disney
Super RTL
Spezialagent Oso
 AustraliaPlayhouse DisneySpecial Agent Oso
 New ZealandPlayhouse DisneySpecial Agent Oso
 CanadaDisney JuniorSpecial Agent Oso
 ChinaPlayhouse DisneySpecial Agent Oso (特别代理Oso)
 TaiwanPlayhouse Disney特務歐寶
 IsraelDisney Junior Israelסוכן מיוחד אוסו
 RussiaDisney Channel (Russia)Спецагент ОСО
 IcelandDisney Channel IcelandSpecial Agent OSO
 HungaryDisney Channel HungaryOSO különleges ügynök
 PhilippinesDisney Junior Asia
TV5
Special Agent OSO
 SerbiaDisney Channel SerbiaSpecial Agent OSO
 IndonesiaDisney Junior AsiaSpecial Agent OSO
 MalaysiaDisney Junior AsiaSpecial Agent OSO

External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.scrippsnews.com/node/42239
  2. ^ "Special Agent Oso". www.bcdb.com, May 13, 2012
  3. ^ Special Agent Oso. Disney Junior Canada. . URL:http://www.disneyjunior.ca/en/shows/special-agent-oso. Accessed: 2014-05-11. (Archived URL:https://web.archive.org/web/20130306121009/http://www.disneyjunior.ca/en/shows/special-agent-oso)
Preceded by
Imagination Movers
Playhouse Disney Shows
2009
Succeeded by
Jungle Junction